Thanks for the input everyone
I have been doing a 6-9K mile swaps since I have had the car in 2003. That trans is very clean
I've put on 93,500K since 2003
Never had a problem
Do the math, lol
That little grommet that sits in the trans and holds the neck of the filter is a PITA!! My theory is, if it comes out with the old filter (like it did Saturday) then I put the new one in. However, if it stays in the transmission, I reuse it. That part right there is the hardest of it all. I'd rather take a bath in trans fluid then deal with that (*^^&$*&^$%$@! thing!
As for the gasket, I do not resue the old one. I go to NAPA, get the kit, which includes the neck grommet, filter and a new gasket. I have never resued the old one. If you go to Napa, which is where I almost all my parts, the computer tells you to reuse the O.E.M. gasket. I don't have the OEM orginial
I never really was good at converting thoughts to paper.
1997 Black Bonneville SE/SC - Scarlet - It'* fookin FAST! My dad spanked a Honda with it, and he dosn't know how to drive fast
1997 White Bonneville SSEi - Cheetah - The wanna be cop-car. Just rolled 203,080